Fashion Retail

 

Course Information

Course Duration: One Year

Course Title: 
One Year International Post Graduate Programme in Fashion with specialization in Fashion Retail

Course Code: IPGFM

Qualification Honored:
PG Programme in FASHION & LUXURY with specialization in Fashion Retail by FAD International Academy

Who is the Course for?

The course is aimed at individuals wanting to develop entrepreneurial careers or for those wishing to work in the vast non-design sectors within the fashion industry. Students can take a specialization at the end of the year and focus on one or two of the modules in the final term based on their future professional aims.

Course Introduction

This Post Graduate Programme has a higher emphasis on professional practice within a global context where individuals experience an industry focused curriculum with live projects with some the leading fashion & luxury brands in the country.

Students are encouraged to work towards industry focused projects with a strong emphasis on research and interdisciplinary experimentation. At the end of the year students are given an internship to facilitate progression into professional careers in their area of interest.

Students also explore entrpreneurial opportunities at the end of the course with mentoring and support from academics at FAD International.

 

Course Module Outline

Course Structure

  • Introduction to Fashion
  • Global Fashion Awareness
  • Global Fashion History
  • Advanced Fashion Marketing
  • Fashion Communication
  • Fashion Promotion
  • Fashion Retail
  • Fashion Forecasting
  • Luxury & Brand Management
  • Fashion Styling
  • Fashion Buying
  • Final Project
  • Industry Internship ( 3 Months )
  • Industry Placement ( 6 Months Optional)

 

Course Curriculum & Modules

The course during the first term gives students a holistic base in fashion, retail and luxury sectors thus enabling students from varied backgrounds to be able to further choose a specialization in the second term.

Students get an opportunity to work on live projects as part of the modules whilst being mentored and taught by industry professionals.

Students work both individually and in groups with professionals from other departments such as photography, media, art, styling, fashion design etc. Combined with guest faculties from the industry and international universities, students are exposed to a variety of critiques and audiences across the industry. The Europe Study Tour further gives students a unique opportunity to interact with international designers, brands and academicians and visit the fashion weeks, thus giving them a platform to progress onto the professional world.

In the first term students are taught the fundamental building blocks required for choosing a study pathway and in the second term where students specialize in following stream:

Fashion Retail
The specialisation covers all aspects of fashion &luxury retail and deals with learningon various challenges of retail distribution in a detailed way, from the fashion buying, interpreting the market trends for clients and defining the purchase plan of collections, monitoring and leading the performance of the stores, visual merchandising, point of sale dynamics to range of other issues relating to fashion retail. The module pans through fashion retail management, retail merchandising and all other aspects of the sector with live industry projects and internships. The learning is achieved within a global context to prepare individuals for the fast growing and exciting careers at various levels with the fashion and luxury retail sectors.

SEMESTER TWO SPECIALISATION MODULES

  • Fashion Retail & Merchandising
    • Retail Intermediaries & Functions
    • Retail Store Management
    • Retail Strategies
    • Range Planning & Merchandise Mix
    • Fashion Buying
    • Fashion Life Cycle


  • Customer Relationship Management
    • Introduction & Evolution of CRM
    • CRM Strategies
    • Customer Retention Strategies
    • Creating Customer Value & Loyalty Programmes
    • Customer Experience Management
    • Customer Handling & Communication


  • Visual Merchandising
    • Introduction to Display & Visual Merchandising
    • Understanding need of Visual Merchandising in Modern Retail Industry
    • Visual Merchandising & Display Basics
    • Prop Making
    • Window Displays & In-store Displays
    • Develop Concept Visuals - Plans and Elevations
    • Fixtures and Furniture
    • Lighting and Signage
    • Understanding Brand Management with Branding and Styling within Retail
    • Traffic Flow
    • Plano ramming
    • Store Planning and Layout


  • Store Operational Management
    • Planning & Controlling Inventory Levels
    • Retail Security & Loss Prevention Analysis
    • Merchandise Management & Handling Process
    • Determining Open to Buy (OTB)
    • Planning & Controlling Profit Margins
    • Planning & Executing Store Promotions & Marketing


  • Dissertation Project
    • Title Page
    • Abstract | Brief
    • Introduction
    • Statement of Problem
    • Background of the Study
    • Research Question or Hypothesis
    • Methods & Procedures
    • Limitations
    • References


  • Personal & Professional Development
    • Goal Setting
    • Career Direction
    • Aspiration
    • Responsibilities
    • Understand Specialist Area & Career Opportunities Available
    • Portfolio Development
    • CV development
    • Self Promotion through Business Cards
    • Self Promotion through Website
    • Self Promotion through Blogs


  • Industry Internship
    • Understand the Dynamics of an organization & Managerial Function
    • Roles & Responsibilities of Employees
    • Project Management
    • Professional Ethics & Integrity
    • Create Internship Report

     

Course Assessment

The course is assessed through assignments and projects on a continuous assessment basis through the year.

 

FAD Europe Tour

The Europe tour gives students an exclusive opportunity to visit some of the worlds finest fashion capitals such as Paris, London & Milan for fashion events and guest lectures at leading fashion universities. Students achieve both a professional and an unparallel academic experience providing a platform to work on a global level on completion of the course.


Career Progression

Academic Progression

On successful completion of the PG Progrmamme, students can transfer credits for further education to the following universities in UK & Italy.

  • Nottingham Trent University
  • Coventry University
  • Istituto Europeo di Design Italy
  • Manchester Metropolitan University
  • Bath Spa University
  • Middlesex University
  • University for Creative Arts UK

 

Career Progression

Students can work with retail chains, design houses, export houses, independent designers, media houses or start their own venture with roles such as

  • Fashion Marketer
  • Fashion Buyer
  • Fashion Communicator
  • PR Consultant
  • Brand Manager
  • Retail Merchandiser
  • Stylist
  • Event Planner & Manager
  • Fashion & Lifestyle Journalist
  • Art Director
  • Fashion Consultant & more...

 

Benefits of the Course

  • International Curriculum
  • British Qualification
  • Europe tour allows students to visit various fashion capitals and universities for guest lectures
  • Progression opportunities to multiple universities
  • Guest faculties from various Fashion Universities
  • Affordable option to study in India
  • Opportunity to purse other parallel qualifications
  • Career based practical curriculum
  • Multiple professional opportunities

 

Entry Requirements

ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS

  • Graduates or 2/3 Year Diploma holders in any stream.
  • Applications by mature students with professional work experience or a keen interest in fashion, luxury or retail will also be considered.

 


Semester Abroad Option

OPTION TO STUDY ONE TERM AT WORLDS TOP FASHION SCHOOLS OR CONTINUE ONTO MASTERS IN UK & ITALY.

Refer to individual university and term transfer prospectuses for details on qualifications, curriculum and course details.

  • TERM 2 OR MASTERS AT IED ITALY

    • One Term Fashion Marketing
    • One Term in Fashion Communication
    • One Term in Fashion Events
    • One Term in New Media
    • Masters in Fashion Marketing
    • Masters in Fashion Communication & Styling
    • Masters in Luxury Marketing management
    • Masters in Fashion Business Masters in Fashion Management


  • MASTERS AT IFA PARIS

    • MBA Luxury Brand management
    • MBA Perfume & Cosmetics Management
    • MBA Global Fashion Media
    • MBA Fashion Business


  • TERM 2 AT EUROPEAN SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS

    • Luxury Brand Management London | Paris | New York | Rome | Milan


  • MASTERS AT COVENTRY UNIVERSITY

    • MBA International Fashion Management
    • MSc International Fashion Marketing

 


Course Information

Course Duration: One Year

Course Title: 
One Year International Post Graduate Programme in Fashion with specialization in Fashion Retail

Course Code: IPGFM

Qualification Honored:
PG Programme in FASHION & LUXURY with specialization in Fashion Retail by FAD International Academy

Who is the Course for?

The course is aimed at individuals wanting to develop entrepreneurial careers or for those wishing to work in the vast non-design sectors within the fashion industry. Students can take a specialization at the end of the year and focus on one or two of the modules in the final term based on their future professional aims.

Course Introduction

This Post Graduate Programme has a higher emphasis on professional practice within a global context where individuals experience an industry focused curriculum with live projects with some the leading fashion & luxury brands in the country.

Students are encouraged to work towards industry focused projects with a strong emphasis on research and interdisciplinary experimentation. At the end of the year students are given an internship to facilitate progression into professional careers in their area of interest.

Students also explore entrpreneurial opportunities at the end of the course with mentoring and support from academics at FAD International.

Course Module Outline

Course Structure

  • Introduction to Fashion
  • Global Fashion Awareness
  • Global Fashion History
  • Advanced Fashion Marketing
  • Fashion Communication
  • Fashion Promotion
  • Fashion Retail
  • Fashion Forecasting
  • Luxury & Brand Management
  • Fashion Styling
  • Fashion Buying
  • Final Project
  • Industry Internship ( 3 Months )
  • Industry Placement ( 6 Months Optional)

 

Course Curriculum & Modules

The course during the first term gives students a holistic base in fashion, retail and luxury sectors thus enabling students from varied backgrounds to be able to further choose a specialization in the second term.

Students get an opportunity to work on live projects as part of the modules whilst being mentored and taught by industry professionals.

Students work both individually and in groups with professionals from other departments such as photography, media, art, styling, fashion design etc. Combined with guest faculties from the industry and international universities, students are exposed to a variety of critiques and audiences across the industry. The Europe Study Tour further gives students a unique opportunity to interact with international designers, brands and academicians and visit the fashion weeks, thus giving them a platform to progress onto the professional world.

In the first term students are taught the fundamental building blocks required for choosing a study pathway and in the second term where students specialize in following stream:

Fashion Retail
The specialisation covers all aspects of fashion &luxury retail and deals with learningon various challenges of retail distribution in a detailed way, from the fashion buying, interpreting the market trends for clients and defining the purchase plan of collections, monitoring and leading the performance of the stores, visual merchandising, point of sale dynamics to range of other issues relating to fashion retail. The module pans through fashion retail management, retail merchandising and all other aspects of the sector with live industry projects and internships. The learning is achieved within a global context to prepare individuals for the fast growing and exciting careers at various levels with the fashion and luxury retail sectors.

SEMESTER TWO SPECIALISATION MODULES

  • Fashion Retail & Merchandising
    • Retail Intermediaries & Functions
    • Retail Store Management
    • Retail Strategies
    • Range Planning & Merchandise Mix
    • Fashion Buying
    • Fashion Life Cycle


  • Customer Relationship Management
    • Introduction & Evolution of CRM
    • CRM Strategies
    • Customer Retention Strategies
    • Creating Customer Value & Loyalty Programmes
    • Customer Experience Management
    • Customer Handling & Communication


  • Visual Merchandising
    • Introduction to Display & Visual Merchandising
    • Understanding need of Visual Merchandising in Modern Retail Industry
    • Visual Merchandising & Display Basics
    • Prop Making
    • Window Displays & In-store Displays
    • Develop Concept Visuals - Plans and Elevations
    • Fixtures and Furniture
    • Lighting and Signage
    • Understanding Brand Management with Branding and Styling within Retail
    • Traffic Flow
    • Plano ramming
    • Store Planning and Layout


  • Store Operational Management
    • Planning & Controlling Inventory Levels
    • Retail Security & Loss Prevention Analysis
    • Merchandise Management & Handling Process
    • Determining Open to Buy (OTB)
    • Planning & Controlling Profit Margins
    • Planning & Executing Store Promotions & Marketing


  • Dissertation Project
    • Title Page
    • Abstract | Brief
    • Introduction
    • Statement of Problem
    • Background of the Study
    • Research Question or Hypothesis
    • Methods & Procedures
    • Limitations
    • References


  • Personal & Professional Development
    • Goal Setting
    • Career Direction
    • Aspiration
    • Responsibilities
    • Understand Specialist Area & Career Opportunities Available
    • Portfolio Development
    • CV development
    • Self Promotion through Business Cards
    • Self Promotion through Website
    • Self Promotion through Blogs


  • Industry Internship
    • Understand the Dynamics of an organization & Managerial Function
    • Roles & Responsibilities of Employees
    • Project Management
    • Professional Ethics & Integrity
    • Create Internship Report

     

Course Assessment

The course is assessed through assignments and projects on a continuous assessment basis through the year.

 

FAD Europe Tour

The Europe tour gives students an exclusive opportunity to visit some of the worlds finest fashion capitals such as Paris, London & Milan for fashion events and guest lectures at leading fashion universities. Students achieve both a professional and an unparallel academic experience providing a platform to work on a global level on completion of the course.

 


Career Progression

Academic Progression

On successful completion of the PG Progrmamme, students can transfer credits for further education to the following universities in UK & Italy.

  • Nottingham Trent University
  • Coventry University
  • Istituto Europeo di Design Italy
  • Manchester Metropolitan University
  • Bath Spa University
  • Middlesex University
  • University for Creative Arts UK

 

Career Progression

Students can work with retail chains, design houses, export houses, independent designers, media houses or start their own venture with roles such as

  • Fashion Marketer
  • Fashion Buyer
  • Fashion Communicator
  • PR Consultant
  • Brand Manager
  • Retail Merchandiser
  • Stylist
  • Event Planner & Manager
  • Fashion & Lifestyle Journalist
  • Art Director
  • Fashion Consultant & more...

 

Benefits of the Course

  • International Curriculum
  • British Qualification
  • Europe tour allows students to visit various fashion capitals and universities for guest lectures
  • Progression opportunities to multiple universities
  • Guest faculties from various Fashion Universities
  • Affordable option to study in India
  • Opportunity to purse other parallel qualifications
  • Career based practical curriculum
  • Multiple professional opportunities

 

Entry Requirements

ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS

  • Graduates or 2/3 Year Diploma holders in any stream.
  • Applications by mature students with professional work experience or a keen interest in fashion, luxury or retail will also be considered.

 

Semester Abroad Option

OPTION TO STUDY ONE TERM AT WORLDS TOP FASHION SCHOOLS OR CONTINUE ONTO MASTERS IN UK & ITALY.

Refer to individual university and term transfer prospectuses for details on qualifications, curriculum and course details.

  • TERM 2 OR MASTERS AT IED ITALY

    • One Term Fashion Marketing
    • One Term in Fashion Communication
    • One Term in Fashion Events
    • One Term in New Media
    • Masters in Fashion Marketing
    • Masters in Fashion Communication & Styling
    • Masters in Luxury Marketing management
    • Masters in Fashion Business Masters in Fashion Management


  • MASTERS AT IFA PARIS

    • MBA Luxury Brand management
    • MBA Perfume & Cosmetics Management
    • MBA Global Fashion Media
    • MBA Fashion Business


  • TERM 2 AT EUROPEAN SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS

    • Luxury Brand Management London | Paris | New York | Rome | Milan


  • MASTERS AT COVENTRY UNIVERSITY

    • MBA International Fashion Management
    • MSc International Fashion Marketing